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Our Curriculum






At Balderstone St Leonard’s CE Primary School our vision is to deliver a curriculum that nurtures our children to become independent and resilient, to love learning, respect others and to believe in themselves.




Our curriculum has at its heart the development of qualities and values that we believe are our children’s entitlement to a magical childhood that creates lasting memories.




We believe that the child who leaves Balderstone School will feel:


Valued for who they as special and unique individuals who know they are loved by God.


We believe that they will be able to live out our core Christian values by being:





Well rounded

Emotionally intelligent





A good friend


A problem solver





They will have:-

Achieved their academic potential

A sense of self worth

A sense of community

A sense of stewardship for the world they live in

Inner strength

A love of learning

A love of reading

An awareness of the outside world

A sense of responsibility


They will understand:

The importance of a healthy lifestyle.

How to keep themselves safe.


We believe that our children are entitled to:_


See and be outstanding role models

Pastoral care

Have fun!!


Involvement in their local community

Different kinds of School Holidays

Outdoor and adventurous activities

Take part in different out of school clubs and activities

Walks outside

Experience camping outside

Visit the theatre

Visits from authors

See a live concert

Listen to an orchestra

Listen to different kinds of live music

Host visitors from the local community

Host visitors from different places in the world

Experience different faiths and places of worship

Explore their local community

Be involved in community and church events

Visit different places, villages, towns, cities

Understand the heritage of the area they live in

Climb a hill or a mountain!

Travel on public transport

Take part in competitive sporting events

Enter competitions

Visit a museum

Visit an art gallery

Take part in performing arts, dance and drama

Be part of a democratic process, schools council

Visit the seaside

Learn to swim

Ride a bike

Speak publically

Learn to play a musical instrument

Take part in singing events and concerts

Organise and run events to support charities

Grow vegetables and flowers in the garden

Care for other living things


Religious Education

As a church school we follow the Blackburn Diocesan scheme of work, all classes have RE lessons each week






Our children follow a bespoke curriculum which is designed for them following thorough assessment and planned from Development Matters.


KS1 and KS2


Teachers plan from the National Curriculum. The children have discreet Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Reading, English and Maths lessons each day. The curriculum is then planned on a rolling programme of topics which are designed to make learning fun and exciting. Children also have PE lessons twice a week.


More details of the curriculum for each class can be found on the class pages.